Corporate Vice President & Chief Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation
Steve Guggenheimer is corporate vice president of Microsoft's Developer & Platform Evangelism (DPE) group, responsible for enabling the development of industry leading applications and services globally across devices. As Microsoft’s Chief Evangelist, Steve has spoken at events around the world showcasing and announcing the latest software, services and devices. His deep knowledge of technology and passion for enabling new experiences mixed with his down to earth style make him a trusted voice in the technology industry. When he isn’t evangelizing the latest apps or devices, he enjoys rugby matches and cheering on his hometown Seattle Seahawks.
Steve was previously the CVP of the OEM Division where he oversaw management of Microsoft’s relationships with the makers of PCs, tablets, embedded systems and other devices. Before that, he was focused on Microsoft’s cross-company Application Platform strategy and has worked on and managed a variety of Microsoft product initiatives, including Windows 95 and Windows 98; Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0; WebTV; MSN; Microsoft SQL Server; Visual Studio; and BizTalk Server. Steve joined the company in 1993. Before coming to Microsoft, he was at Spectra-Physics Inc., where he helped develop and market new lasers and laser technologies for 5 years.
Steve Guggenheimer received a bachelor’s degree in applied physics from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s degree in engineering management from Stanford University. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two children and also serves on the board of The Moyer Foundation, which helps provide for children in distress, and recently formed “The Guggenheimer Family Foundation” with his wife Nikki, which raises funds for full time oncology social work services at Swedish Hospital.